Riders to watch at the Ardennes Classics

Joe Robinson 13 Apr 2018 The riders most likely to succeed at the hilly classics of Belgium and the Netherlands The Cobbled Classics ended last weekend with World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) finally taking victory on the pavé of Paris-Roubaix . It rounded off an intriguing start to the Spring which saw Quick-Step Floors dominate and some, like Team Sky, capitulate. Now we head into the second half of Spring cycling with the Ardennes Classics, three hilly one-day races around the Netherlands and Belgium which give opportunities to the plucky grimpuers of the pack. Starting with the easiest – and we use that word lightly – of the three this Sunday at Amstel Gold, the attention will then turn to the gruesome Mur de Huy next Wednesday at Fleche Wallonne before the third Monument of the season, Liege-Bastogne-Liege . This trio of races suit a rider that can manage their ...

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